Press coverage about Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Masonite International earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8458786851161 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on DOOR shares. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on Masonite International from $69.00 to $68.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 23rd. TheStreet upgraded Masonite International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on shares of Masonite International in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Masonite International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, B. Riley boosted their price objective on Masonite International from $83.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Masonite International has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.90.

Shares of DOOR stock opened at $61.35 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 3.25 and a quick ratio of 2.20. Masonite International has a 1 year low of $50.40 and a 1 year high of $85.30. The firm has a market cap of $1,745.87, a P/E ratio of 11.94 and a beta of 1.27.

Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.13). Masonite International had a net margin of 7.46% and a return on equity of 14.53%. The business had revenue of $508.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $512.46 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Masonite International will post 3.91 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Robert Edgar Lewis sold 3,000 shares of Masonite International stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.75, for a total value of $197,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,372 shares in the company, valued at $1,076,459. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 2.19% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Masonite International

Masonite International Corporation is designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling, and the non-residential building construction markets. The Company principally operates in North America; Europe, Asia and Latin America, and Africa.

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